MANZANITA — Liz Prato will lead a writing workshop, “Writing Outside the Box,” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. She will then read from her book “baby’s on fire” at 4 p.m. at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore.
The workshop will include a lecture and guided writing exercise. Tuition is $40. Register at hoffmanblog.org.
“Let your creativity have free rein and write outside traditional prose structure! All stories and essays are different, so it stands to reason they don’t all require the same structure,” the center wrote in a release. “In this class, we’ll break out of the standard narrative box and have fun exploring the forms available for telling your best story.”
Prato’s short stories and essays have appeared in more than two-dozen literary journals and magazines. She was the Guest Prose Editor for the Summer 2013 issue of VoiceCatcher, and edited the fiction anthology, “The Night, and the Rain, and the River.”
The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (594 Laneda Ave.), across from the Manzanita library. For more information, visit hoffmanblog.org.